How: Get screen shot of DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stateof2005, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. stateof2005 macrumors newbie

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    I want to get a single frame of a DVD in a format that I can use in other applications. For example I want to take "screen shot" of a SNL skit to put on a flyer, what do you guys recommend I do. I have a new Powerbook.
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    What DVD player program are you using? Many DVD player programs will NOT allow you to take a screenshot, because they use video overlay to display content on the screen and the OS is therefore totally ignorant of what's being shown... trying to get a screen capture sometimes results in a green or purple rectangle where the video is supposed to appear.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Search the widgets on Apple's website. There is one that overrides the DVD anti-screenshot protection.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    VLC will allow you to take a screenshot from the app itself in your choice of format.
     
  5. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    The Snapz Pro that came with my computer allowed it as well.
     
  6. neocell macrumors 65816

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  7. yellow5 macrumors regular

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    don't bother with third party software...

    Terminal can handle this very easy.

    1. open Terminal
    2. type screencapture -c
    3. You're done...the screen caputre has been saved to your clipboard. You can now paste it where you like.

    Also if you're more advanced type man screencapture for a lot more options.

    Enjoy.
     
  8. tag macrumors 6502a

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    I've always used DVD Capture. It works great if you want to take Full Screen snapshots of a DVD, but if you are viewing the DVD on a smaller scale it seems to take a snapshot a little larger than the viewing area, including whatever you have behind the DVD screen area (ie background/open window whatever). But it still does work great.
     
  9. stateof2005 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thanks guys,

    I got my pb in feb and have not updated to tiger yet. I have just been playing the DVD's in dvd player? I am trying some of the stuff yall suggested. I appreciate it.
     
  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You probably shouldn't have said that you have a new powerbook then. :rolleyes:
     
  11. dontpanic macrumors regular

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    there's a program called capture me that i find is simple and effective
     

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